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The Resource Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans

Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans

Label
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet
Title
Broad band
Title remainder
the untold story of the women who made the Internet
Statement of responsibility
Claire L. Evans
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they've often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can't imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 004.092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.2.A2
LC item number
E93 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Dell -- Part one: The kilogirls. A computer wanted ; Amazing Grace ; The salad days ; Tower of Babel ; The computer girls -- Part two: Connection trip. The longest cave ; Resource one ; Networks ; Communities ; Hypertext -- Part three: The early true believers. Miss Outer Boro ; Women.com ; The girl gamers -- Epilogue: The cyberfeminists
Control code
ocn999581264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780735211759
Lccn
2017054620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735211759
  • (OCoLC)999581264
Label
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Dell -- Part one: The kilogirls. A computer wanted ; Amazing Grace ; The salad days ; Tower of Babel ; The computer girls -- Part two: Connection trip. The longest cave ; Resource one ; Networks ; Communities ; Hypertext -- Part three: The early true believers. Miss Outer Boro ; Women.com ; The girl gamers -- Epilogue: The cyberfeminists
Control code
ocn999581264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780735211759
Lccn
2017054620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735211759
  • (OCoLC)999581264

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